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company in northern virginia, not on the steps of the u.s. capitol. the gop blueprint for reclaiming control of the house tries to seize on the anti-establishment mood in the country. top priorities include tax cuts, spending cuts, limits on the size -- limits on the growth of entitlements and a vow to reverse, repeal president obama's health care reforms. our senior congress correspondent, database nah bash, had the a chance to speak exclusively with a pointman for the pledge, republican house leader, john boehner. how did that go, dana? >> very interesting what john boehner and his republican colleagues tried to do today, wolf with this 45-page glossy document is give voters not just a reason to vote against the democrats who are in charge but a reason to vote for republicans. and there were some new specifics a few in here about new mechanisms to achieve their goals of cutting spending and reforming the way congress works, but a lot of what is in here are broad ideas that we have heard before, so, i tried to press the man who says he wants to be speaker on specifics. and i started
of virginia, center of politics. he has this new crystal ball, looking at november 2nd. he says given what we can see at this moment, republicans have a good chance to win the house by picking up as many as 47 seats net, you need 39 in order to have john boehner become the speaker of the house. in the senate republicans have an outside shot of winning full control, that would be plus ten, but are more likely to end up with plus eight or plus nine. is he on target, paul? >> first off, he is a highly respected guy, larry sabato at the uva. not the university of texas, but not a bad school, uva. i can't say he has any ax to grind. i've been telling democrats my strategy is three words. build an arc. it could be category 4, category 5. we should have chad myers tracking the storm that's coming to hit the democrats. don't sit there passively and wait for the storm to hit. build an arc. get out in front of this. put the republicans on trial. many brace the fact that it looks like congress may well switch and say what would the republicans do? privatelyize social security, cut taxes for the rich and
. >> reporter: in west virginia's rural first district, this republican ad never even mentions the democratic opponent. >> -- had enough of record job loss, enough of barack obama and nancy pelosi? enough of the attacks on west virginia jobs? if you've had enough, david mckinley for congress. >> of course this is a total role reversal from 2006 and 2008 because then it was a referendum on president bush and the war in iraq. now it's a referendum on president obama, democratic leaders, and the economy. you are seeing democrats are doing and republicans are doing what the opposite party did just a few years ago. >> it was fascinating when you brought up the point that he never even mentioned his opponent in that ad. it was just obama and pelosi. the president today talked about policies that move us forward. is anybody talking about that, the democrats? >> this is what's interesting. this is what evan tracy pointed out. the health care bill, for instance, has been so difficult for democrats to sell and most of them are not talking about it. they're not talking about it in ads for sure. and so w
. >> what happens as this storm moves north towards virginia and maryland and new jersey, new york, the new england area? >> well, one of the things, good things that's happening is, we're fairly confident in the forecast of the curvature back to the northeast and the way the coastline ducks in for the major metropolitan areas of new york and d.c. and philadelphia, fringe impacts. main impacts in new jersey and western long island, the high surf and unfavorable conditions for beach-goers this end of the summer. bigger threat remains as it comes out towards southern new england because now we're out far enough in the forecast that i can't be overly sure that they are going to escape the direct impacts of the center of the hurricane. >> so what i hear you saying is sometime tomorrow friday philadelphia, washington, d.c., new york city, they may just get a lot of rain, is that what you're saying? >> maybe not even a whole lot of rain, just the breezy conditions from the wind field out of northwest. it will be more close to the coastline where the winds will be in the tropical storm force area
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